Big news! Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of the new Arctic15 Funding Program for the most promising startups from the Nordics and Baltics.
From the beginning – our Pitching Competition has been the major highlight of Arctic15. It was also the reason behind the name of our conference – and for the past years Pitching Competition featured 15 most promising startups from the region. We have seen the rise of such companies as Smarp, EyeTribe, Infogram, Kiosked, Holvi, Pipedrive, Transfluent, Fourdeg, Entocube and a lot of other exciting startups from the Nordics and Baltics.
But, it is time for a change. Why should there be only one winning startup? Why not celebrate real deals and human connections over funding and visibility? This time, we want to see 15 smart investments to be closed right at the spot. So this year, we are bringing you a completely new concept – The Arctic15 Funding Program.
The goal that we want to achieve with Arctic15 Funding Program is to enhance cross-border deals in the Nordics and Baltics among existing and potential startup investors. We believe that the program will give a deeper value for both startups and investors in the region. Here is how it works.
We will connect startups and investors before Arctic15 so they will get to know each other already in the spring. This way, both can start working together towards stronger relationships and understanding each others’ goals and values.
At the conference, startups will pitch to investors and meet with them for a final chat in the Deal Room. All Arctic15 investors will be invited to invest in 15 selected companies and present their commitments directly at the event. That’s right – real deal-making right on the spot.
And that is not all! We are partnering with FiBAN and NordicBAN, who will be providing training for angel investors within the Nordic Angel Program (NAP) to help them close better deals.
“Both Finnish startups and angels have struggled with internationalization. Arctic15 and the Nordic Angel Program bring together Nordic angel investments and knowledge for Nordic startups to exploit!” tells Ali Omar, FiBAN board member, business angel, and co-founder of Medigroup.The application for startups is open now.
If you are a pre-seed or seed startup from the Nordics or Baltics looking for angel investment or aiming to close your funding round in the next three to four months, apply here. If you know founders who are in the middle of fundraising, help them by forwarding them the link to this application. It’s all about networking, remember?